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Field Trips

The Youth BIOlab offers in-lab programming at the BIOlab as well as virtual programming for schools in our partner school divisions. We also offer limited in-school programming for schools in the Louis Riel School Division.

Bringing your students to the BIOlab?

Teachers, please review the bus arrival and safety expectations for BIOlab visits below. A printable version with a detailed arrival map is here:

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Directions and bus drop-off information

The BIOlab is located inside the Albrechtsen Research Centre, 351 Taché Avenue, on the St. Boniface Hospital campus. The building and lab are wheelchair accessible.

Bus access and entry to the Albrechtsen Research Centre have changed over the past year due to the ongoing Emergency Department construction project. Vehicles must enter at Goulet Place, off of Goulet St., next to the St. Boniface Clinic. Please have the bus turn around in the loop in front of the Asper Clinical Research building and pull up directly in front of the Albrechtsen building.

The front doors to the building are now locked 24/7. Please wait on the bus outside of the Research centre until we come out to meet you. If we are not there to greet you in a timely manner, please call the lab at 204-237-2809.

Student safety and behaviour expectations

The St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre is a basic medical research facility. This means that our research laboratories use biohazards, radiation and hazardous chemicals in our daily work. Classes visiting Youth BIOlab Jeunesse will not be entering any research labs as part of their visit.

The BIOlab is modelled after other labs at the Research Centre and may contain similar hazards. Every effort is made to minimize the risks of potentially hazardous equipment and materials to students. All students will receive a safety orientation prior to entering the BIOlab, but we also ask that teachers address the following guidelines with students prior to your visit:

Safety rules must be followed: The BIOlab is under the same safety rules and regulations as all of our research labs:

  • Follow all instructions carefully, ask questions if you don’t understand instructions
  • Do not touch anything in the lab or building unless instructed
  • Students with long hair should have it tied back for the visit
  • Appropriate clothing must be worn: No shorts or sandals. Closed-toed footwear should be worn
  • Noise and behaviour: Usual indoor voices aren’t a problem, but this is part of a working building and we do need to be aware of those around us

Please watch this video prior to your visit: